African Plant Database

Quassia indica (Gaertn.) Noot.
Protologue : Blumea 11(2): 517 (1962)
Information on the genus : Quassia
Basionym : Samadera indica Gaertn.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Samadera indica Gaertn. (1791)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Niota tetrapetala Poir.
=Vittmania elliptica Vahl
=Samandura madagascariensis Gaertner (1791)
=Samadera madagascariensis A. Juss. (1825)
=Samandura indica Baill.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 10 m; trunk irregular; branches glabrous; leaves simple, elliptic, 5-25x2-8,5 cm; flowers white, bisexual, of 4 petals 1-2,5 cm long, in pendulous long-pedunculate umbels; woody drupes winged, 4-5 cm long, flattened.
Ecology : Rain-forest in swampy places with Barringtonia; c. 10 m alt. – Only in Tanzania, Pemba Isl.
  Madagascar (1-600 m alt.), Comoros, from Burma-Cambodia to Solomon Isl.
Biol./Eco : Tree; Humid; Forest; 0-499 m; distribution: Comoros, Africa, Asia,
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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Record n°186187 created 2008-10-03 - modified 2008-10-03
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